Baseball s Biggest Bloopers

Showcases some of baseball's worst moments with true stories of men like Fred Snodgrass, who dropped a fly ball in 1912, and Bill Buckner, who let an easy grounder dribble through his legs to blow the '86 World Series.

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 0140376151

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Showcases some of baseball's worst moments with true stories of men like Fred Snodgrass, who dropped a fly ball in 1912, and Bill Buckner, who let an easy grounder dribble through his legs to blow the '86 World Series.
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Baseball s Biggest Bloopers

Showcases some of baseball's worst moments with true stories of men like Fred Snodgrass, who dropped a fly ball in 1912, and Bill Buckner, who let an easy grounder dribble through his legs to blow the '86 World Series.

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0606072667

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Showcases some of baseball's worst moments with true stories of men like Fred Snodgrass, who dropped a fly ball in 1912, and Bill Buckner, who let an easy grounder dribble through his legs to blow the '86 World Series.
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Rob Neyer s Big Book of Baseball Blunders

These are just a few of the legendary (and not-so-legendary) blunders that Neyer analyzes, always with an eye on what happened, why it happened, and how it changed the fickle course of history.

Author: Rob Neyer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416592143

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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BLOOPER: BALL SQUIRTS THROUGH BILLY BUCKNER'S LEGS. BLUNDER: BILLY BUCKNER'S MANAGER LEFT HIM IN THE GAME. Baseball bloopers are fun; they're funny, even. A pitcher slips on the mound and his pitch sails over the backstop. An infielder camps under a pop-up...and the ball lands ten feet away. An outfielder tosses a souvenir to a fan...but that was just the second out, and runners are circling the bases (and laughing). Without these moments, the highlight reels wouldn't be nearly as entertaining. Baseball blunders, however, can be tragic, and they will leave diehard fans asking why...why...why? Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Blunders does its best to answer all those whys, exploring the worst decisions and stupidest moments of managers, general managers, owners, and even commissioners. As he did in his Big Book of Baseball Lineups, Rob Neyer provides readers with a fascinating examination of baseball's rich history, this time through the lens of the game's sometimes hilarious, often depressing, and always perplexing blunders. · Which ill-fated move cost the Chicago White Sox a great hitter and the 1919 World Series? · What was Babe Ruth thinking when he became the first (and still the only) player to end a World Series by getting caught trying to steal? · Did playing one-armed Pete Gray in 1945 cost the Browns a pennant? · How did winning a coin toss lead to the Dodgers losing the National League pennant on Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'round the World"? · How damaging was the Frank Robinson-for-Milt Pappas deal, really? · Which of Red Sox manager Don Zimmer's mistakes in 1978 was the worst? · Which Yankees trade was even worse than swapping Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps? · What non-move cost Buck Showalter a job and gave Joe Torre the opportunity of a lifetime? · Game 7, 2003 ALCS: Pedro winds up to throw his 123rd pitch...what were you thinking? These are just a few of the legendary (and not-so-legendary) blunders that Neyer analyzes, always with an eye on what happened, why it happened, and how it changed the fickle course of history. And in separate chapters, Neyer also reviews some of the game's worst trades and draft picks and closely examines all the teams that fell just short of first place. Another in the series of Neyer's Big Books of baseball history, Baseball Blunders should win a place in every devoted fan's library.
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Top 10 Bloopers in Baseball

On May 26, 1993, Canseco and the Texas Rangers were playing the Cleveland Indians when one of the best bloopers in MLB history took place.

Author: Jamal Hinnant

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766073920

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Young readers will delight in learning about their favorite players’ laugh-out-loud goofs. Full-page photos capture the bloopers, and easy prose includes fun facts and stats.
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Mickey Mantle s Greatest Hits

Yogi : The Autobiography of a Professional Baseball Player , New York ... Baseball's Biggest Bloopers : The Games That Got Away , New York : Viking , 1993 .

Author: David S. Nuttall

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 1561719749

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

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Traces the remarkable career of Mickey Mantle through a daily log of the legendary switch-hitter's home runs and historic games
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Baseball Bloopers and Diamond Oddities

Presents true stories of events on and off the baseball field, with sidelights about players, managers, rules, and unusual customs connected with the sport.

Author: Robert Obojski

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0806969814

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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Presents true stories of events on and off the baseball field, with sidelights about players, managers, rules, and unusual customs connected with the sport.
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The Integration of Baseball in Philadelphia

Cleveland : Society for American Baseball Research , 1994 . ... The History of American League Baseball Since 1901. ... Baseball's Biggest Bloopers .

Author: Christopher Threston

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786414235

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

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The release of Ken Burns' documentary Baseball in 1994 and the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut in the major leagues in 1997 once again brought attention to the integration of baseball. Integration did not guarantee equality or even begin to solve baseball's race-related struggles. In some instances, integration caused even more problems for the African American players and their white teammates. This was the case in Philadelphia, where, among other discriminatory actions, Phillies manager Ben Chapman instructed his players to verbally abuse Jackie Robinson. This work examines how Philadelphia acquired a reputation as a tough place for African American players. It follows the very slow and difficult progress of integration of the Philadelphia Phillies and Athletics. Attempts to integrate Philadelphia baseball began being made as early as the 1860s, and all of them proved futile until 1953. Those attempts and the reasons that they failed are discussed. The book provides biographical and statistical information on some of the African American players who were confronted with discrimination, and also looks at the white players, managers, coaches, and front office personnel who were having a difficult time accepting African American players on their teams.
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Baseball and the Blame Game

The New Biographical History of Baseball. Chicago: Triumph Books, 2002. ... How to Organize and Coach Winning Baseball. ... Baseball's Biggest Bloopers.

Author: John Billheimer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786429066

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

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This book documents the most muffled moments and botched plays of baseball history by telling the stories of the men who became legendary failures because of them. But arguing against the injustice of this historical branding, the book also recounts men who made nearly identical mistakes and managed to retain their reputation as professionals. Each chapter reviews the history of players who were marked for life because they failed on a grand scale, as well as many who survived similar misplays with little more than a wrist-slap.
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Baseball Bloopers

That's Showbiz Imagine a team getting rid of arguably the best player in baseball so the team owner can finance a Broadway show !

Author: Bill Gutman

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 0816745390

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Gathers baseball anecdotes about crazy plays, unique events, unusual promotions, terrible trades, and embarrassing mistakes.
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Baseball for Fun

Baseball's Biggest Bloopers : The Games That Got Away . New York : Puffin , 1995 . INDEX drag bunt , 28 dugout , 8 strikes ,.

Author: Sandra Will

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756504287

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes the basic rules, skills, and important people and events in the sport of baseball.
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Children s Authors and Illustrators Too Good to Miss

His first children's book, Baseball's Biggest Bloopers (Viking Children's Books, 1993), detailed a dozen of the most dramatic mistakes made in baseball ...

Author: Sharron L. McElmeel

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591580277

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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Profiles forty-five children's authors and illustrators, with photos, biographical sketches, bibliographies of their works, and lists of resources.
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Having a Career Day

Baseball's Biggest Bloopers: The Games That Got Away. New York, NY: Viking, 1993. Honig, Donald. Baseball between the Lines: Baseball in the '40s and '50s ...

Author: Stan Fischler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613216880

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Longtime sportswriter and baseball fan Stan Fischler goes beyond the generic sports tale, recounting the funniest, most incredible stories from throughout the Great American Pastime’s long history. Covering teams from across the league, Fischler details the following feats, and 95 more: •Joe DiMaggio committed a case of outfield robbery against Hank Greenberg •A spectator made a pitching change for the Dodgers •Reggie Jackson earned the nickname “Mister October” •One-armed Pete Gray plays center field for the St. Louis Browns •Don Larsen pitched a perfect game against the Dodgers in the World Series •Gregg Maddux won the Cy Young Award four times in a row So get ready to take the field with some of baseball’s greatest—and most hilarious—players and coaches alike! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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Stolen

Baseball Babylon . New York : Penguin Books , 1992 . _ Baseball's Biggest Bloopers . New York : Viking , 1993 . Henderson , Rickey .

Author: Russell Roberts

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078640650X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 230

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The stolen base is one of the most fascinating plays in all of sports. In no other sport is the opportunity present for the offense to literally take away what belongs to the defense. In other sports it is the ball (or puck) that must do the scoring; in baseball, however, it is the runner, and base stealing is the runner's greatest weapon. Not just ball games but entire World Series have turned on a steal. This book traces the history of the stolen base and stealing in the major leagues from its humble beginnings through its current status as an indispensable part of a team's offense. Also covered are the players who were synonymous with base stealing: Ty Cobb, Luis Aparicio, Maury Wills, Lou Brock, Rickey Henderson, and others. The most memorable steals in baseball history are also recalled.
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Ty Cobb

Baseball: An Illustrated History. New York: Knopf, 1994. Gutman, Dan. Baseball's Biggest Bloopers: The Games That Got Away. New York: Puffin Books, 1995.

Author: Dennis Abrams

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438100593

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 130

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Ty Cobb's life is a fascinating study of extremes. His professional highs are astonishing: During his career, he set 123 records. His lifetime batting average of .367 has never been surpassed, and he hit over .300 for 23 straight seasons. But there was a
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Major League Baseball in the 1970s

Baseball Digest, May ¡98¡. ... “These Are Baseball's Biggest Player Bargains! ... Inc. Wild World of Sports Bloopers: The Best of Baseball, Index ¡996.

Author: Joseph G. Preston

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786484055

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 412

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Many of the most powerful trends in baseball today have their roots in the 1970s. Baseball entered that decade seriously behind the times in race relations, attitudes toward conformity versus individuality, and the manager-player relationship. In a sense, much of the wrenching change that American society as a whole experienced in the 1960s was played out in baseball in the following decade. Additionally, the game itself was rapidly evolving, with the inauguration of the designated hitter rule in the American League, the evolution of the closer, the development of the five-man starting rotation, the acceptance of strikeout lions like Dave Kingman and Bobby Bonds and the proliferation of stolen bases. This book opens with a discussion of the challenges that faced baseball's movers and shakers when they gathered in Bal Harbour, Florida, for the annual winter meetings on December 2, 1969. Their worst nightmares would be realized in the coming years. For many and often contradictory reasons the 1970s game evolved into a war of competing ideologies--escalating salaries, an acrimonious strike, Sesame Street-style team mascots, and the breaking of the time-honored tradition that all players, including the pitcher, must play on offense as well as defense--that would ultimately spell doom for the majority of attendees.
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Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills Grade 4

Wonder by R. J. Palacio was a best-seller! ... Two books about baseball are Baseball's Biggest Bloopers and The Boy Who Saved Baseball.

Author: Thinking Kids

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9781483824130

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 544

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Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills for grade 4 covers basic concepts such as reading comprehension, parts of speech, punctuation, spelling, paragraphs, research, multiplication, division, estimating, averaging, fractions, decimals, graphing, geometry, and probability. Complete with practice in writing, reading, and math, this series helps develop the skills your child needs for grade-level success. --With over 10 million copies in print, the Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills series provides an entire curriculum filled with fun, educational activities and instruction that improve academic performance. --Available for grades prekindergarten to 6, Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills features vivid, full-color illustrations and grade-appropriate activities for phonics, reading, language arts, writing, and math. This series edition has been updated with relevant, high-interest reading passages and artwork to engage your child in the learning process. An excellent resource for supporting classroom learning or enhancing your home school curriculum, it features review lessons to measure your childÕs progress, teaching suggestions to extend learning, and answer keys to monitor accuracy. --Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills is the all-in-one resource for strengthening essential skills.
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The Funny Boy Adventures

... to write about something that had interested him since childhood: baseball. ... to write for kids, beginning with Baseball's Biggest Bloopers (1993).

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480466159

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 534

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A special four-in-one edition of Dan Gutman’s hilarious and delightful Funny Boy series In Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda, Funny Boy—a smart-aleck from the planet Crouton with the galaxy’s best sense of humor—shoots his brother with a spitball, and his parents strap him into a spaceship and blast him to Earth. Things get strange right away. A planet-gobbling alien is about to attack his new home, and Funny Boy doesn’t have any weapons besides a talking dog and a razor-sharp wit. In Funny Boy Versus the Bubble-Brained Barbers from the Big Bang, Funny Boy, just like Superman, has mastered the powers he gained when he landed on Earth. He’s not super strong or super fast, but his super sense of humor lets him crack jokes faster than a speeding bullet. Now he must face the least hilarious thing in the universe: the first day of school. As he tries to fit in among his human peers, Funny Boy learns that three intergalactic barbers have come to steal every strand of hair on Earth. He’ll have to dust off his freshest material to stop them, because everybody knows there’s nothing funny about a bad haircut. In Funny Boy Takes on the Chit-Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga, the nation’s cattle have gotten too smart for their own good. Tired of letting humans steal their milk, American cows have gone on strike. This is trouble for anybody who likes cheese. Funny Boy is mourning the cheese shortage when five giant cheeses fall on Wisconsin, and then begin to talk. The cheeses are aliens from the faraway planet Chattanooga, and they have come to stop the shortage. The country’s woe is ended, but something about the aliens’ story stinks worse than month-old Muenster. It will take Funny Boy and his galactic sense of humor to curdle these curds before America starts to spoil. And in Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos (with Dangerous Dental Decay), Funny Boy’s super-powered sense of humor has won him the love of his life: Tupper Camembert. But this riddle-flinging superhero’s work is far from over. When the president of the United States is summoned for a cleaning with Dr. Denny the dentist, he knows something is wrong—he doesn’t even have an appointment! This is a job for Funny Boy, who must once again use every joke in his arsenal to destroy the evil dentist villain and his hygienist henchmen.
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Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda

... to write about something that had interested him since childhood: baseball. ... to write for kids, beginning with Baseball's Biggest Bloopers (1993).

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453259535

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 136

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The funniest alien in the universe lands on the galaxy’s weirdest planet: Earth On the planet Crouton, kids never have to straighten their rooms or make their own beds. That’s because their rooms aren’t crooked, and when they need beds, they just buy them. It’s a pretty neat place. But when Funny Boy—a Croutonian smart-aleck with the galaxy’s best sense of humor—shoots his brother with a spitball, his parents strap him into a spaceship and blast him to Earth. Things get strange from the minute his spaceship crash-lands in the underwear factory. A planet-gobbling alien is about to attack his new home, and Funny Boy doesn’t have any weapons besides a talking dog and a razor-sharp wit. But there is good news: Something about Earth’s atmosphere has made Funny Boy even funnier. His job is to crack the jokes, but he needs somebody to turn the pages. So get to it! Earth won’t save itself! This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dan Gutman including rare images from the author’s personal collection. Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda is the 1st book in Funny Boy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos with Dangerous Dental Decay

... to write about something that had interested him since childhood: baseball. ... to write for kids, beginning with Baseball's Biggest Bloopers (1993).

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453261156

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

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Funny Boy faces his biggest threat yet—a plaque attack! Funny Boy’s super-powered sense of humor has saved the world from airsick aliens, bubble-brained barbers, and a chain of chitchatting cheeses. It’s even won him the love of his life: Tupper Camembert. But this riddle-flinging superhero’s work is far from over. When the president of the United States is summoned for a cleaning with Dr. Denny the dentist, he knows something is wrong—he doesn’t even have an appointment! This is a job for Funny Boy, who must once again use every joke in his arsenal to destroy the evil dentist villain and his hygienist henchmen. But does Funny Boy know enough dentist jokes to save the planet from an invasion of plaque? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dan Gutman including rare images from the author’s personal collection. Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos (with Dangerous Dental Decay) is the 4th book in Funny Boy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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Funny Boy Takes on the Chit Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga

... to write about something that had interested him since childhood: baseball. ... to write for kids, beginning with Baseball's Biggest Bloopers (1993).

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453259559

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 134

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When America’s cows go on strike, a gang of interstellar cheeses land on Earth The nation’s cattle have gotten too smart for their own good. Tired of letting humans steal their milk, American cows have gone on strike. This is great news for every kid who hates drinking his milk, but trouble for anybody who likes cheese. Funny Boy—a joke-telling superhero who was sent to Earth from the planet Crouton—is mourning the cheese shortage when five giant cheeses fall on Wisconsin, squashing an unlucky farmer named George Gouda. That alone would be weird enough, but the cheeses also talk. The cheeses are aliens from the faraway planet Chattanooga, and they have come to stop the cheese shortage. The country’s woe is ended, but something about the aliens’ story stinks worse than month-old Muenster. It will take Funny Boy and his galactic sense of humor to curdle these curds before America starts to spoil. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dan Gutman including rare images from the author’s personal collection. Funny Boy Takes on the Chit-Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga is the 3rd book in Funny Boy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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